Find out if you can travel to Canada - Foreign national - Family

You indicated that you are:

  • a foreign national
  • not qualified as a fully vaccinated traveller
  • under 18 years old
  • reuniting with a Canadian citizen, a person registered under the Indian Act, or a permanent resident
Definitions of these relationships

These are not legal definitions.

Common-law partner

Related term:
Common-law spouse

A person who has been living with another person in a conjugal relationship for at least one year. The term refers to opposite-sex and same-sex relationships.

See the legal definition of common-law partner.

Dependent child

A child who is under the maximum age and is not married or in a common law relationship. Generally, to qualify as dependants, children must

  • be under 22 years old
  • not have a spouse or common-law partner

Note: even if you meet the definition of a dependent child, you must still meet the requirements for entry in to Canada.

For example: an unmarried 21 year old, who does not qualify as fully vaccinated, would meet the definition of a dependent child, but since they are over age 18, wouldn't meet the requirements for entry to Canada.

Grandchild (Dependent child of a non-dependent child)

You're the grandchild of the person you're trying to reunite with or accompany to Canada, and your parent or step-parent is no longer a dependent child.

Dependent child of a dependent child

You're the grandchild of the person you're trying to reunite with or accompany to Canada, and your parent or step-parent is a dependent child.

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